In his involvement with PSAB, Child has served on the Executive, Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Constitution & Bylaws and Conference Committees. He currently chairs the Resolutions and Policy Committee, which puts forth recommendations to determine the Association’s legislative platform.
Child, a part time Zoning and Codes Enforcement Officer at Durham Township, is a past president of the Bucks County Boroughs Association. He helped to create a Junior Council Person Program in his borough and chairs the Trumbauersville Annual Community Day Committee.
Child is the recipient of the Cecil K. Leberknight and Thomas J. Chrostwaite service awards. He also received the A.C. Scales Award for outstanding service to the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. Child earned his Certified Borough Official designation, which is a professional development leadership program offered through PSAB’s Training and Professional Development Department. Child was honored with the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence and was a recipient of the Outstanding Planning Education Achievement Award from the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association.
“Ed’s depth of experience in local government and his understanding of the issues facing local governments will enable him to help advance some of the most critical issues facing our boroughs,” said Chris Cap, PSAB Executive Director.
Child joins Carl Cox of Knoxville Borough as President; Thomas C. Gramling Jr., of Westmont Borough, Cambria County as 1st Vice President; and William S. Rossey, of Sharpsburg Borough, Allegheny County, as Immediate Past President. Child will serve one year as 2nd Vice President and one year as 1st Vice President before becoming President in 2020.